When the opposite happens


If you get rich by charging interest and taking advantage of people, your wealth will go to someone who is kind to the poor.

It would seem that the more we give to others, the poorer we become, but just the opposite is true! Service to others brings meaning and fulfillment to our lives in a way that wealth, power, possessions and self-centered pursuits can never match.

If you do not obey the law, God will find your prayers too hateful to hear.

If we listen to God’s commandments God will listen to our prayers. If we do as He bids us in His word, He will do as we ask Him in our prayers. If we do what pleases Him, He will do what pleases us. The one who turns away their ear from hearing God’s law cannot pray so that God will hear; the one who turns their ear to listen attentively to God’s Word can pray so that God will hear. This explains why some peoples prayers are heard and some are not. To keep His commandments means more than merely yield obedience to them; it means to guard them as a precious possession, to treasure them. It is the opposite of the spirit of those “critics” who are trying to pare down the Word of God to the smallest possible dimensions. The more they can give away of God’s Word the more they seem delighted. They cannot pray so God will hear. If they have so little regard for God’s Word, God will have very little regard for theirs.

If you trick an honest person into doing evil, you will fall into your own trap.

Human beings are responsible for each other, and the ethical obligation to help someone, even at personal cost, arises with the opportunity to do so, not with blame for causing the original problem. When those who have caused injustice or calamity either cannot, will not or do not step up to address the wrongs their actions have caused (as is too often the case), the responsibility passes to whichever of us has the opportunity and the means to make things right, or at least better.

The innocent will be well rewarded.







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